The Easiest Way to Make an Impact on Causes You Care About After Your Lifetime
Designating part of your estate for the LGBTQ community through a charitable bequest in your will or trust makes a difference not only during your lifetime, but also long after you’re gone. We offer numerous ways to plan your legacy, including the LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund, a permanent fund for our community’s future.
Your legacy plan will likely reflect the multi-faceted life you have lived and may benefit the people you love, as well as the organizations and causes that are important to you. Horizons offers both the tool and the expertise to help you create a legacy that is unique to you and your philanthropic goals. Horizons' knowledgeable staff will work one on one with you, and leaving your Legacy through Horizons Foundation offers you the flexibility to change your plan if your goals change, because you can change your gift agreement with Horizons without going back through an attorney.
Legacy Giving in Action
Tom and Jeff met in the early 80s, shortly after each relocated to San Francisco in search of a community where they could build a happy and authentic life. Twenty years later, when Tom and Jeff got married, it was important to them to protect their assets with a will and trust. Both wanted to support the Bay Area LGBTQ community where they had met, made a home, established successful careers, married and thrived, so Tom and Jeff made a bequest of $75,000 to Horizons in their will.
Over time, Tom and Jeff's financial assets grew, and so did their family. Now that they are parents, they decided to re-structure their bequest to ensure their children's future financial security, in addition to supporting the community they love. All it took was a simple revision to the bequest language in their will to make their gift to Horizons a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Jeff now rest easy knowing their legacy plan provides for the people and charitable work they love.
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Legal Name: Horizons Foundation
Address: 550 Montgomery Street, Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94111
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2686530